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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) with strands in Installation, and Service
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 95
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology » Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the electrotechnology industry sectors with people who are able to install and maintain networks and systems or service and repair a diverse range of end-user appliances, goods and/or equipment at a non-complex level.

This qualification is suitable for people who wish to pursue a career in the electrotechnology installation and maintenance or service and repair industry sectors.

Graduates of the Installation Strand will be able to undertake the installation, maintenance, restoration, scoping and connectivity of efficient, reliable, and secure data and communication systems and hardware, and be able to operate as technicians at intermediate level under indirect supervision.

Graduates of the Service Strand will able to diagnose, repair and service a diverse range of end-user appliances, and goods and/or equipment at a non-complex level and supervise electrical workers. They will also be eligible to be registered and licensed as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect) (EAS endorsed).
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply safe working procedures and practices, and identify and respond to hazards and environmental and economic considerations in a workplace environment.
- Apply relevant industry, community, government and environmental legislation, standards and codes of practice.
- Apply fundamental knowledge and principles of service, installation and related electrical and electronics theory and practice.
- Communicate effectively and ethically with internal and external stakeholders.

Graduates of the Installation strand will also be able to:
- Apply safe working procedures and practices and identify and control special hazards impacting on installations.
- Select, install, commission and maintain systems, hardware, and related ICT systems and services at a non-complex level.
- Interconnect associated systems and services to achieve optimal performance.
- Diagnose and repair systems, equipment and services.

Graduates of the Service strand will also be able to:
- Diagnose and repair non-complex faults on end-user appliances, goods and/or equipment to module level.
- Perform service and maintenance routines on end-user appliances, goods and/or equipment.
- Demonstrate the competencies required for registration as an electrical appliance serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect) (EAS endorsed).
Education pathways
On completion of this qualification graduates may progress onto:
- New Zealand Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Appliances Installation, Service, and Repair (Level 4) with strands in Domestic Systems and Appliances, Commercial Equipment, and Consumer Electronics) [Ref: 2768];
- New Zealand Certificate in Customer Premises Systems (Level 4) with strands in Structured Cabling, Control and Automation, Signal Reception and Distribution and System Installations for Re-locatable and/or Mobile Locations [Ref: 2769]
- other New Zealand certificates in electronic engineering at Level 4.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in the electrotechnology industry sectors as an intermediate technician in roles such as:
Whiteware Service Person
Brown Goods Service Person
Photocopier Service Person
Electronics Technician and Distribution Systems and Services InstallerTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
People who are working towards the Service Strand in this qualification must hold a Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC) issued by the EWRB. Details of both the Supervision Procedures for trainees and the TLC are available from the EWRB website at www.ewrb.govt.nz.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2767
Status Current
Created June 2015
Next Review December 2020
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